Woodridge Park District, child's mother accused of failing to prevent child from drowning

By Louie Torres | Sep 18, 2017

CHICAGO — The father of a young girl is suing Woodridge Park District and Stefanie Hernandez, the child's mother, for allegedly not doing enough to prevent his daughter, then three-years-old, from entering a deep swimming pool and nearly drowning in 2015.

Jose Hernandez filed a complaint on Aug. 22 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging the defendants allowed his daughter to use a swimming pool without adequate supervision.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges his daughter entered the deep area of the pool and began to drown allegedly while under the supervision of the defendants. She was rescued and resuscitated by staff at the pool. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible for allegedly failing to adequately supervise and assist his daughter to prevent her from drowning.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount greater than $50,000. The plaintiff is represented by Maureen M. Nick of John M. Molloy & Associates in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2017L008483

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